One of Franklin County’s own is set to make his mark on state-level politics. Ronnie Goswick, director of the Economic Development Commission, was named president of the North Carolina Economic Developers Association and appointed to the N.C. Economic Development Board on Wednesday.
The Board of Education will look at a new contract for a proposed elementary school site Monday, revised by developer and former Commissioner Jim Moss. The new contract removes restrictions and lowers the asking price.
YOUNGSVILLE — Residents living along a private road outside of Youngsville will have to ban together if they want their road upgraded.
When Thomas Loftis Jr. moved to his Harris Road home in 1982, he and group of other residents and the developer were drafting a road maintenance program that would have been cemented through a homeowners’ association, but time passed and so did the developer and Realtor.
Since May 1, the Franklin Regional Cancer Treatment Center has been providing state-of-the-art care for patients in and around the county.
The center, located on Jolly Street in Louisburg, brings together chemotherapy and radiation treatment in one location.
“It’s a valuable new resource for local citizens,” said Paige McLaurin, the company’s property and office manager. “Not only does it make it more convenient for the patients, but it also improves the quality of care by enhancing coordinating the efforts.”
The state approved an $18.9 billion budget that turned out to be a jackpot for education. The budget includes an average 8 percent increase in teacher base salary, doesn’t cut the system’s discretionary funding, and provides funding for low wealth systems.
A domestic dispute between the Franklin County Commission chairman and his wife did not result in charges but did generate an incident report. Franklin County Deputy B.J. Oakley responded to a domestic call at 129 George Leonard Road at about 7 p.m. on June 30.
NEW CHIEF IN TOWN. Long-time Board of Elections Deputy Director Amy Southerland was tabbed as the new elections’ director this week, taking over in September following the retirement of Director Billy Craft. Southerland has more than 12 years of election office experience and has served as deputy director for the past six years. “I am excited about the opportunity ... and plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Riverside Elementary Magnet School is losing its students, but it should be keeping its name. The name of the campus will be discussed in a Board of Education meeting on Monday, but there should not be a change, Superintendent Bert L’Homme said.
African-American males make up the smallest segment of the Vance-Granville Community College student population, and since the fall of 2000 this segment has declined by about 20 percent.
On June 26 of this year (on my mother’s birthday), my husband and I headed for Raleigh to run some errands.
We traveled through U.S. 401, N.C. Highway 98, and then continued to Highway #50, which becomes Creedmoor Road.
We had not traveled but half a mile when we saw to our left a tall man walking.
The 9th District Guardian ad Litem Program has completed training for two groups. On June 7, three volunteeers were sworn in during Vance County court.
The Charlotte Business Journal has named Gina Hight 40 Under 40 award recipient for 2006. Each year the Charlotte Business Journal identifies 40 people under the age of 40 who are making major strides in their careers and having a significant impact on their communities.
CHERRYVILLE — Disappointed? Yes.
Distraught? Not at all.
Certainly, Bunn had high hopes for its stay at the annual Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch State Tournament. Especially after the All-Stars returned seven performers from last year’s state runner-up squad.
But once again, Bunn was knocked out by the eventual champion -- this time the strong crew from Stanley.
LOUISBURG — When Phil Mueller started the Louisburg High School wrestling program two years ago, he said that building a successful team would be a year-round proposition.
Mueller wasn’t kidding.
Staying true to his word, Mueller has kept several Warriors busy on the mat this summer.
LOUISBURG -- Some days, the pain would almost be too much.
But Tyler Phelps would never confess to his Louisburg High School teammates or coaches what he had suspected all along -- that he had a serious shoulder injury.
“There was no telling how long Tyler had the problem,’’ said LHS head coach Al Bolton. “He wouldn’t tell anybody about it.’’
Between them, local coaching legends David Sexton (Louisburg College) and Deran Coe (Franklinton High) have certainly forgotten more soccer than I’ve learned.
So I’ll leave it to Sexton and Coe to break down Sunday’s 2006 World Cup Final between Italy and France.
Several of the television analysts I’ve heard have Italy pegged as the champion.
LOUISBURG -- The second season in the renewal of the Louisburg College football program will kick off Sept. 3 with a road game at Christopher Newport University in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia.
A quest to just catch fish has won Bunn High student Nick Bell a chance to win a national title later this month.
The local Boys and Girls Club has received its first major contribution — a $50,000 grant.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded the grant to help launch the club and provide start-up money for this fall.
The Franklin County clerk of court has granted a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the sale of a property that is being pushed as a new elementary school site.
Area artists are getting a chance for financial support through a grant program.
YOUNGSVILLE — Driving through the tapestry of this state you pass much of what used to be.
Like a trail made through the woods, our lives leave signs like cups, saucers, lanterns, plates, pictures, books, photos and cloth.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisburg man on drug charges and may link him to a home robbery.
One hundred eighty-four golfers filled the Henderson Country Club course May 16 for competitive fun, food and to raise money for the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund.
FRANKLINTON - Fun-eral services for Mr. Gene “The Professor” Henderson, 65, who died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, were conducted Monday, July 3, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. William Garner officiating. Burial followed in the M. H. Jones family cemetery.